The Trucker's Hitch

This is the knot to use when you need to lash a load down TIGHT, or you need to pull a line good and tight. This hitch does the work of a block and tackle, and you can tie it in about a minute. Just follow this animated picture...

Once you get it good (grunt) and (grunt) TIGHT (grunt) then throw the double half hitch over the loop and it will stay TIGHT. This is the hitch we use for the Monkey Bridge to keep the three main support ropes under control.

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